Ronald Storrs in Jerusalem - 22 September, 1918

from Memoir of Ronald Storrs, 22 September 1918, page 330:

It was my first proximity to a great triumph [the defeat of the Turkish Army in Syria] and I celebrated it on return from work that night by playing upon my Steinway a medey of “Vittoria” from “La Tosca” Handel’s marches from “Jephtha” and “Scipio” Parry’s Wedding March from the "Birds" of Aristophanes, the Pilgrim's Chorus and the Entry of the Gods into Valhalla.
cite as

Ronald Storrs, Memoir of Ronald Storrs, 22 September 1918. In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 330. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392146433129 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Jerusalem

Listeners

Ronald Storrs
Civil Servant British Foreign and Colonial Office, amateur pianist, Military Governor of Jerusalem diplomat, amateur pianist
1881-1955

Listening to

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medley from "Tosca'
written by Giacomo Puccini
Bridal March from the Birds
written by Sir Hubert Parry
performed by Ronald Storrs
Marches from 'Jephtha' and Scipio
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Ronald Storrs
The Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
written by Wagner
performed by Ronald Storrs
Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser
written by Wagner
performed by Ronald Storrs

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 September, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, solitary

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:27:32 +0000